Beef and Spinach Pasta

 


I know I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again, I love “Taste of Home” cookbooks. This recipe came from their Busy Family Favorites cookbook. I modified it for my family a bit, and I will totally be making it again and again. It was so hearty and perfect for a cold winter evening.

Beef and Spinach Pasta

beef and spinach pasta

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 8 ounces (usually half a box depending on size) of your favorite uncooked pasta
  • 1 pound lean ground beef or turkey
  • 1 teaspoon refrigerated jarred minced garlic
  • 15 to 16 ounce jar of pasta sauce
  • 14-1/2 ounce broth (chicken, vegetable or beef)
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

Beef and Spinach Pasta

Cook your pasta and drain.

Beef and Spinach PastaBrown your ground beef and drain any fat, then add the garlic, pasta sauce, broth, Italian seasoning, and salt and pepper.

*Tip: I cook my beef or turkey ahead of time in bulk, and then freeze in meal size proportions. Then I just thaw it to use, and this makes dinner prep go more quickly on weeknights.

Beef and Spinach Pasta

Beef and Spinach Pasta

Bring to a simmer for 5 to 10 minutes till it thickens a bit. Stir in the spinach, and cook for a couple more minutes.

Add pasta and cheese to the meat mixture. Give it a couple of good stirs, (while still on the heat), and you are ready to serve.

Beef and Spinach Pasta

Beef and Spinach Pasta

We enjoyed this so much, and it makes great leftovers for lunch the next day!

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Beef and Spinach Pasta, Joyful Homemaking

Beef and Spinach Pasta

Print Recipe
Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:40 mins

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces usually half a box depending on size of your favorite uncooked pasta
  • 1 pound lean ground beef or turkey
  • 1 teaspoon refrigerated jarred minced garlic
  • 15 to 16 ounce jar of pasta sauce
  • 14-1/2 ounce broth chicken, vegetable or beef
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 cups fresh spinach chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Cook your pasta and drain.
  • Brown your ground beef and drain any fat, then add the garlic, pasta sauce, broth, Italian seasoning, and salt and pepper.
  • Bring to a simmer for 5 to 10 minutes till it thickens a bit. Stir in the spinach, and cook for a couple more minutes.
  • Add pasta and cheese to the meat mixture. Give it a couple of good stirs, (while still on the heat), and you are ready to serve.
Servings: 4 - 6
Beef and Spinach Pasta

Beef and Spinach Pasta

Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

 

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12 Comments

  1. February 22, 2013 / 6:24 pm

    Just saw your link over at Somewhat Simple’s link party and wanted to come over and check out your recipe! It looks so yummy! I’ve been putting spinach in everything lately and this looks really delicious. Definitely going to have to try it!

    I’d love for you to link up a few recipes at my weekend link party that is going on right now @The Weekend re-Treat!

    Hope to see you there!

  2. February 25, 2013 / 5:17 pm

    Margo, this is a great Pasta dish, it looks delicious. Hope you have a fabulous week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. February 26, 2013 / 3:33 pm

    This looks good! I need to eat more iron rich greens so this might be a good place to start!

  4. February 27, 2013 / 8:55 am

    That looks really tasty and easy – I pinned it for future reference. Thanks!

  5. March 2, 2013 / 12:14 pm

    Hi Margo,
    I know I may have told you this before, but I just love your new blog look!
    This Beef and Spinach Pasta looks delicious, I just love the combination of flavor. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. May 13, 2013 / 3:05 am

    This really looks so good and I am pretty sure it does taste delicious, too. I always love visiting your blog because you share several dishes that are not just very appetizing but are not so difficult to prepare. Thank you so much. Please keep those recipes coming!

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  9. christopher
    November 24, 2015 / 11:45 am

    An interesting pasta dish, this recipe has given me some inspiration for my weekend dinner party… : )

    Many Thanks for a great idea
    christopher

  10. Jessica
    January 14, 2020 / 7:27 am

    Has anyone used frozen leaf spinach? Does it change anything?

    • Margo
      Author
      January 14, 2020 / 10:59 am

      I haven’t tried it, but I imagine it would be fine. Just probably thaw and drain it thoroughly, and then heat it through thoroughly. 🙂

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